CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) today announced the appointment of Andreas Roellgen to the position of vice president of process industries and managing director of Europe. Reporting to Christopher A. Coughlin, group president, Roellgen will lead all global aspects of the process industries business segment and provide leadership for the company's business in Europe. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120828/CL63108-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120828/CL63108-b ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100210/TIMKENLOGO ) Coughlin also announced the appointment of Brian J. Ruel to the position of vice president off- highway, light vehicle systems and rail, with responsibility to lead the company's growth in these important market sectors. Roellgen joined Timken in 1997 in the company's European headquarters in Colmar, France. In 2000, he was transferred to the new business development team in Canton, Ohio. He returned to Europe in 2003 and held various positions including general manager of warehousing, logistics, replenishment and customer service, and was named director of supply chain Europe in 2007. Roellgen was named to his most recent position of managing director Europe in 2010 . He holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Technical University of Munich in Germany and a master of business administration degree from INSEAD, France. Ruel joined Timken in 1984 as a sales engineer. Since then, he has held position in sales management and business development including director of business development for Asia Pacific. He was named director of quality and customer satisfaction in 2004, became global light vehicle systems sales and marketing director in 2008 and, two years later, was named vice president of global light vehicle systems. He most recently served as vice president of rail. Ruel earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New Hampshire. He is a graduate of the Executive Development for Global Excellence program at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. About The Timken Company The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com) keeps the world turning with innovative friction management and power transmission products and services that help machinery perform more efficiently and reliably. With sales of $5.2 billion in 2011 and approximately 21,000 people operating from locations in 30 countries, Timken is Where You Turn® for better performance. Contacts - Media: Dan Minnich, Ofc: 330.471.7760; firstname.lastname@example.org; Investors: Steve Tschiegg, Ofc: 330.471.7446. email@example.com, The Timken Company.